Higher Cathedral Spire

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Higher Cathedral Spire

Jules Eichorn and Bestor Robinson holding the flag on top of Higher Cathedral Spire after doing the first ascent in 1934 with Richard Leonard.

Karma

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Ken Yager at the belay on the start of the 5th pitch called the Yardarms.

Dave Schultz's Fall off of El Cap.

Dave Schultz's Fall off of El Cap.

Dave getting outfitted with a wig in preparation for taking a fall for the movie Over the Edge, 1986.

John Salathe retires

John Salathe retires from climbing and gives his gear to John Thune Jr. as John Thune Sr. looks on. Salathe had brought a group of Boy Scouts up the Matterhorn the day before. John Thune Jr. was one of the scouts and John Thune Sr. was a life long friend of Salathe's.

 

YCA collection.

Salathe's shop.

John Salathe's blacksmith shop in Palo Alto.

 

Photo courtesy of John Salathe Jr.

 

Salathe prusiking

 

 

John Salathe prusiking to the rim after completing the first ascent of the Lost Arrow Chimney, 1947.

 

Photo courtesy of John Salathe Jr.

Salathe and Nelson

A rare angle of John Salathe on the summit of the Lost Arrow Spire with Ax Nelson following the last pitch during the first ascent of the Lost Arrow Chimney, 1947.
 
Photo courtesy of John Salathe Jr.

Holiday Greeting Card

 

1948 Holiday greeting card signed by John Salathe and Ax Nelson. The photograph was most likely taken by Ansel Adams when they summitted after 4 1/2 days on Lost Arrow Chimney in 1947.

YCA collection.

Holiday Greeting Card

Holiday Greeting Card

1948 Holiday greeting card signed by John Salathe and Ax Nelson. The photograph was most likely taken by Ansel Adams when they summitted after 4 1/2 days on Lost Arrow Chimney in 1947.

YCA collection.

L-R: Swift, Jack Davis, WJH

Left to right: Bob Swift, Jack Davis and Warren Harding cooking up some dinner.

Photo courtesy of Bob Swift.

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